memento mori: remember that you will die!

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memento mori is a latin phrase meaning “remember that you will die”.

in Bhutan, they say contemplating death 5 times daily brings happiness… this post is a collection of quotes to remind you that you are going to die and to empower you to live your life to the fullest.

remember,

everybody dies but not everybody lives.

nicki minaj

most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.

benjamin franklin

it is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. - marcus aurelius - memento mori

remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. you are already naked. there is no reason not to follow your heart. - steve jobs - memento mori

when it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. - henry david thoreau - memento mori

it is nothing to die. it is frightful not to live. - victor hugo - memento mori

one must live as if it would be forever, and is if one might die each moment. always both at once. - mary renault - memento mori

african proverb "when death finds you, may it find you alive." alive meaning living your own dammed life, not the life that your parents wanted, or the life some cultural group or political party wanted, but the life that your own soul wants to live. michael meade - memento mori

those who died yesterday had plans for this morning & those who died this morning had plans for tonight. don’t take life for granted. in the blink of an eye, everything can change. -unknown - memento mori

when you look at a corpse you can always sense your own breath better. - zona gale - memento mori

with death comes honesty. - salman rushdie - memento mori

remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage. - francis of assisi - memento mori

all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you. - ernest hemingway - memento mori

throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath. - huangbo xiyun - memento mori

that's the thing about life; everything feels so permanent, but you can disappear in an instant. - jonathan tropper - memento mori

try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. and when you get angry, get good and angry. try to be alive. you will be dead soon enough. - ernest hemingway - memento mori

no matter how much you've been warned, death always comes without knocking. why now? is the cry. why so soon? it's the cry go a child being called home at dusk. - margaret atwood - memento mori

dying men think of funny things -- and that's what we all are here, aren't we? dying men? - tad williams - memento mori

if i am killed, i can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again. - abraham lincoln - memento mori


no one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. - euripides - memento mori

death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go. - jean de la fontaine - memento mori

death destroys a man: the idea of death saves him. - e.m. forster - memento mori

it could all be gone tomorrow. always remember that. - unknown - memento mori

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